Nicene Creed Craft- One God

Today we start the new Catholic preschool curriculum- Catholic ABC's! Yay! For the first week, we are learning the number 1. Here's the craft we made (this craft is a good one for preschoolers with adult assistance, and a good one that elementary school aged children could do themselves).

Supplies needed:
  • 2 colors of paper
  • pencil
  • glue stick
  • a piece of yarn, string, or ribbon
  • scissors
  • marker
  • hole punch
Only you know your child's abilities, but I would always encourage you to allow your child complete a craft as independently as possible, helping only when you're needed. The finished product doesn't have to be perfect.
  1. Start by having your child trace his or her hand on the paper, and cut it out with scissors. Assist where necessary. 
  2. Have your child use a glue stick to glue the thumb and middle finger together, then fold the ring finger and pinkie down so only the pointer finger is pointing up as a number "1". 
  3. Cut out fingernail shapes for your child out of a seperate color of paper, and have him or her glue them onto the finger tips. You can help with the placement. Again, nothing has to be perfect.
  4. Write out the beginning of the Nicene creed for your child "We believe in one God, the Father the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. Of all that is seen and unseen". I wrote ours out lightly with a pencil, and had my 4 year old trace over it with her marker.
  5. Punch a hole in the bottom of the hand, and the top of the prayer. Your preschooler can lace the yarn or string through the holes, and you can tie them together.
  6. Practice drawing the number 1 on the hand, and/or write out the word "One". 

The hopes of this craft is to teach your preschooler to recognize the number 1, be able to draw a number 1, and know that we believe in only one God. This seems very basic, but when I first told my 4 year old yesterday that we believe in one God, her reply was "No, Mommy. There are lots of Gods in all the churches!". Glad I decided to start with the basics...

My 4 year old really surprised me with her ability to trace such a long prayer. I haven't been giving her enough stuff to work on for sure!

If you don't want to write out the prayer, I created this image that you can print and hang from the bottom of your hand in stead. (Each week for this preschool we are also going to be working on a memory prayer or bible verse that coordinates with the theme, and for the first week this is it).
I know I promised curriculum- not just crafts, and it's coming! Over the next 2 days I'll be posting everything you need to teach the first quarter with your preschooler at home. :-) I'm very excited about this!

If you have older children you'd like to do a "We believe in ONE God craft" with, try making some God's eyes! Hope you and your kids enjoy this craft- I know we did! Send me pictures of your kids with their completed crafts if you can :-)

Lydia with her "1 God" craft. She's so proud!

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  1. so excited your posting all this!!! thank you from the bottom of my heart off to make the we believe craft! :)

  2. YAY! I totally spaced this was beginning today! I so excited for this. :D

  3. This is great Lacy! Can we use the "Catholic ABC's" picture as a link on our blogs?

    I wasn't planning on starting today....but this looks too fun, I will have to start with my kiddos!

  4. Yes, please feel free to post the button! I'll go ahead and put it in my sidebar with some code so you can just copy and past rather than having to save the picture and link it yourself. I know I always prefer it that way :-)


    I also just saw the link to donate to your site...definitely going to do this on FRIDAY!!

    it is so worth it! Thanks again for all you are doing!

  6. I'm so excited about this! I have started homeschooling my 4year old this week and just today did the 1st lesson from "Who Am I?" series and it was the Blessed Trinity; focus on one God, 3 persons! AND we started a review of numbers this week (clearly starting with the #1) so this just ties in perfectly! I am so excited to follow along and add your cool ideas to what I'm doing! Thanks so much for this!

  7. Oh and if you have The Rennas kid's cd The Catechism Rap song ties in perfectly with this. This is one of my favorite kid's catholic music cds!

  8. I love this! how creative! def going to use this with Liam.

  9. here is a post about your craft:

    thanks we had alot of fun can't wait to see what all you have planned for us the first quarter!!! :)

  10. delightful. I'm loving that hand with the number 1 !! and I grabbed your ABC's button.

  11. delightful. I'm loving that hand with the number 1 !! and I grabbed your ABC's button.

  12. Am excited to be following along. We just starte pre-school this year with my 3 year old so this is perfect!!

  13. We're a couple of weeks behind (just getting started) so we made this craft today! I posted a picture and linked here on my blog. :)


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